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Durham Pistol & Rifle Club
3973 S. Jim Minor Road Haw River, NC 27258

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Single Shot Cartridge Rifle matches

Fun matches using single shot rifles like the “Springfield Trapdoor”, the 1874 Sharps, the Remington Rolling Blocks, Stevens, Ballards, Maynards, Winchester 1885 High Walls, etc.”, and of course reproductions of such representative of the 1860s to 1898.  There are separate divisions for lever guns, bolt and scoped rifles.


  • Registration starts at 9:00 AM.   
  • Safety Brief at 9:45am.   
  • Shooting starts at 10:00 AM.
  • Event ends 5:00 PM
  • Located on Range 7


Competition is open to the public.   


Required Equipment

  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection

Suggested Equipment

  • Spotting scope, spotting board
  • Timer
  • Front rifle rest/table top cross sticks (may be available for loan) 
  • Shoulder pad, elbow pads
  • Minimum of 60 rds. of ammo. 


  • Steel and paper targets at 100, 200 and 300 yards.  
  • There will be 45 shots for score, with 30 shots on steel (1/2 scale NRA animals, chicken, pig, turkey and ram) and 15 shots on paper, with sighters on steel gongs and/or paper.

Entry Fees

  • $20.00 per shooter for club members and non-club members

Directions to club and amenities

  • Visit Contact page to get driving directions
  • Download printable driving directions from Greensboro / Raleigh
  • Soft drinks and Snacks are available for purchase in the clubhouse. 
  • Restrooms are available in the clubhouse.

Match Directors

  • Co-Match Director:  Dick Bernier at —, phone (336) 263-8880
  • Rules 
  • On lever and bolt guns ammo will be loaded one round at a time and fired one round at a time
  • Targets shot out of order are lost for score and scored as a MISS.
  • Using Black Powder/ BP substitute or Smokeless powder (different divisions).   
  • DUPLEX LOADS allowed as Smokeless, lead/lead alloy bullets, 
  • No jacketed bullets of any kind, 
  • No gas checks, 
  • No rear rifle bag/or rest allowed directly under the rifle stock.   
  • Iron sights of the period and a scope class if participation warrants.  These will be of the period and/or reproductions on the single shot rifles. 
  • Loading blocks holding correct round count to be used during scoring part of the match. Fired cartridges placed in block after firing during scoring part of the match. 
  • No complaints voiced from one competitor to another during a match or relay.  All issues will be addressed at end of the match.
  • All allowances/deviations from this will be made by the Match Director only.

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